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"Our life is March weather, savage and serene in one hour."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

"It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade."
- Charles Dickens,
Great Expectations


"March came in that winter like the meekest and mildest of lambs, bringing days that were crisp and golden and tingling, each followed by a frosty pink twilight which gradually lost itself in an elfland of moonshine."
-  L.M. Montgomery

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Annual Report
Click here to view the June 2015-May 2016 Annual Report. 

Find out all the wonderful things your LaGrange Library has done!

Material Donations
Donations are accepted
Wednesdays 9:30-8:00
& Saturdays 9:30-2:00
Click here
for our donation policy.
Thank you for donating!
Collections Notice
As of October 1, 2014 accounts owing $25 or more in un-returned items or fines owed will be referred to a collection agency and will incur a $10 non-refundable fee.
Please call the Library at
845-452-3141
with any questions.

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Kids Museum
Call or visit the Library to reserve your free family pass to the Children's Museum

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FDR Library & Museum pass available from the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.
Call the Reference Desk at: 845-485-3445 x3702
to reserve the pass.
Quick Links
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Calling All Artists!

Are you a young artist dying to show off your talent?
An art teacher who wants to display your students' work?
Or perhaps you're an established artist looking for a new way to sell your art?

Contact the LaGrange Library!

We're always looking for art to display on our back wall, and would love to hear from you!

Email amondello@laglib.org
for more information.

Passport Applications now accepted at LaGrange Library
The LaGrange Library's passport acceptance desk is up and running! We can help any newcomer through the process and have forms for any circumstance, whether it is your first passport or your fifth. Make sure to bring two checks - the payments to the library and the Department of State are separate.

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are accepted.

Click here for more information.

Do you use Zinio?
 
 
You're in luck!  

With 54 new magazines to  
check out, you'll never run out of things to read! 


If you need a hand, sign up for the One-On-One Zinio Help! We'll gladly show you the ropes. Links below!

Adult Programs
One-on-One E-reader help
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programs Coordinator
Wed. March 1st & March 15th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Need help downloading audiobooks and e-books from Overdrive? Just downloaded the app? Sign up for this class for some one-on-one instruction. Bring your device and any relevant passwords. Sign up below:

1:00pm-2:00pm: 3/1 click here | 3/15 click here
2:00pm-3:00pm: 3/1 click here | 3/15 click here
3:00pm-4:00pm: 3/1 click here | 3/15 click here
 
Tax-Free Retirement Planning
with Donna Yoanidis,
Licensed Insurance Agent
Wed. March 1st
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Learn how to protect your assets and achieve your financial retirement goals.  Topics include tax-free retirement income streams, pension maximization, asset protection, IRA Rescue, taxes and income.  Walk-ins welcome.
Click here to sign up.

Coloring Club
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programs Coordinator
Thurs. March 2nd
1:00pm - 2:30pm
Express your creativity with colored pencils and coloring books made just for adults.  Enjoy ambient music and a cup of tea (bring along your mug).
No need to sign up, just drop on by.

One-on-One E-magazine help
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programs Coordinator
Wed. March 8th
1:00pm - 4:00pm
New to Zinio? Having trouble using it? Sign up for a one-on-one instructional session. Bring your device and all relevant passwords. Sign up below.

1:00pm - 1:30pm click here
1:30pm - 2:00pm click here
2:00pm - 2:30pm click here
2:30pm - 3:00pm click here
3:00pm - 3:30pm click here
3:30pm - 4:00pm click here

Hanging Planters Craft
with Anna Mondello, 
Adult Programs Coordinator 
Wed. March 8th
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Think spring with a hanging planter project made with a
 recycled soda bottle.  All supplies will be provided.  Sign up by March 6.
Click here to sign up.

Etsy 101
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programs Coordinator
Wed. March 15th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn how to navigate this handmade marketplace, from setting up shop to selling your handcrafted items.
Click here to sign up.

Author Presentation -
Fallen, Never Forgotten: 
Vietnam Memorials of the USA
with Ronnie Ymbras,
Author
Thurs. March 16th
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet author Ronny Ymbras when he presents his book Fallen Never Forgotten: Vietnam Memorials in the USA. Hear the inspiration behind this tribute to those who died as the result of the conflict in Vietnam with coverage of 50 United States Vietnam Veterans Memorials.
Click here to sign up.

Estate Planning Info Session
with John Glen III,
Thompkins Mahopac Bank
Senior Trust Officer
Tues. March 21st
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Get valuable information on wills, trusts and probate from John Glenn III, Tompkins Mahopac Bank Senior Trust Officer.
Click here to sign up.
 
Book Club: 
Soldier Girls
by Helen Thorpe
Tues. March 21st
7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Book Club will be discussing Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe.  All are welcome to attend.
 
In Soldier Girls, Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home, and then overseas again for two of them. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work extremely hard, deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones, and struggle to stay connected to their families back home. We see some of them drink too much, have illicit affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road, blowing it up. She survives, but her life may never be the same again. Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking.
No need to sign up, just drop on in. 
Click here to reserve a copy

Wire-Wrapped Earrings
with Anna Mondello,
Adult Programs Coordinator
Wed. March 22nd
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Make a unique pair of stylish earrings using simple jewelry making techniques.  All supplies will be provided.  Sign up by March 20.
Click here to sign up.

Travelogue:
Cuba Untouched

with Bob and Lynne Kopac,
Seasoned Travelers
Wed. March 29th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bob and Lynne Kopac's illustrated lecture explores the sights and sounds from their recent trip to Cuba.
Click here to sign up.
 
Bridge Club
Mondays 2:00pm-5:00pm 
Thursdays 9:30am-12:00pm
Do you play bridge?  Have fun as you engage in some friendly competition with fellow players.  Drop in when you can.  There's no obligation. All skill levels welcome.

KnittingKnitting Club
Mondays 12:30pm-2:00pm 
Drop by to work on your latest project, share ideas or show off a finished design.  All skill levels are welcome.

Teens and Tweens Programs
Math Circle
with Keshrav Ramji
Fri. March 10th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
At LaGrange Math Circle you'll solve interesting and challenging math problems.  We'll explore new problem solving techniques and look at logic puzzles that will help with both school and competition math. Intended for middle school and high school students. To sign up contact Keshav Ramji at lagrangemathcircle@gmail.com.

Tween Graphic Novel
Book Club
with Mary Wickham, 
Children's Programmer
Wed. March 15th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Into graphic novels?  Join our graphic novel book club!  Just read the chosen selection for the month and join us for pizza and a book discussion.  For March, we'll be reading Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.  For grades 6-8.
Click here to sign up.
Click here to reserve a copy.

Homeschool Teen Book Club
with Mary Wickham,
Children's Programmer 
Thurs. March 23rd
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Love reading?  Join our book club!  Just read the chosen selection for the month and join us for pizza and a book discussion.  For March, we'll be reading Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.  For ages 12 & up.
Click here to sign up.
Click here to reserve a copy.
Canine Book Nook



Reading to dogs can boost reading skills and self-confidence in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Many children are self-conscious and hesitant when reading out loud, but when they read stories to a dog they are less stressed and actually find it enjoyable! Joan O'Neill, a volunteer with Therapy Dogs International along with Lucy, her canine reading partner, are available for 15 minute reading sessions in the Children's Room. Lucy is a good listener! So bring along your favorite book and share a story with a furry friend.

This month Lucy will be visiting on March 2nd, March 16th, and March 30th, which are the first, third, and fifth Thursdays of the month.

Register below:

3:00pm:
3/2 click here | 3/16 click here | 3/30 click here

3:15pm:
3/2 click here | 3/16 click here | 3/30 click here

3:30pm:
3/2 click here | 3/16 click here | 3/30 click here

3:45pm:
3/2 click here | 3/16 click here | 3/30 click here

4:00pm:
3/2 click here | 3/16 click here | 3/30 click here

4:15pm:
3/2 click here | 3/16 click here | 3/30 click here

4:30pm:
3/2 click here | 3/16 click here | 3/30 click here

Literacy App of the Month:
Bob's Books #1 - Reading Magic

The developers have taken a well known phonics book and turned it into an easy to use app. With four levels, kids can progress from matching letters to words all the way to spelling words on their own. Once their task is completed, the screen turns from black and white to vibrant color, and when they finish the sentence, the scene comes alive!

Ages 3+
Available on iTunes for iPad, iPhone,
and iPod Touch.
$1.99


Children's Programs
Crochet Class for Kids
with Mary Wickham,
Children's Progammer
Wed. March 8th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
This crochet class for kids is open to all skills levels, even those with no prior crochet experience.  Learn basic stitches or get help finishing up a project.  For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.

Homeschool STEM:
Make Fossils
with Mary Wickham,
Children's Programmer
Tues. March 14th
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Make a handmade fossil using plaster of Paris, then use paint to add some color to your finished project.  For ages 6 & up.
Click here to sign up.

Kawaii Club:
Pikachu Plushie

with Mary Wickham,
Children's Programmer
Fri. March 17th
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Hand sew a Pikachu plushie using felt and embellishments.  For ages 10 & up.
Click here to sign up.

Builder's Club
with Mary Wickham,
Children's Programmer
Fri. March 17th
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Use you imagination to build unique creations using Legos, blocks and PVC pipes.  For ages 4 & up.
Click here to sign up.

Art Club:
Andy Warhol's Pop Art

with Susan Gong,
High School Art Student
Sat. March 18th
11:00am - 12:00pm
Taught by high school art student Susan Gong, classes will include a brief lecture and hands-on art instruction.  Use tempera paint on paper to create Andy Warhol inspired pop art.  All supplies will be provided. For ages 6-10.
Click here to sign up.

Build an Art Bot
with Mary Wickham,
Children's Programmer 
Wed. March 22nd
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Build a motorized robot that draws its own art using a cup, motor and markers.  For ages 4-10.
Click here to sign up.
Sneak Peek

Raspberry Pi Intermediate Class
Sat. April 8th
12:00pm - 1:30pm 
Click here to sign up.

LinkedIn 101 Wed. April 19th
6:00pm - 7:00pm
 
Click here to sign up.


Poughkeepsie Farm Project Tour  
Sat. April 22nd
12:45pm - 3:00pm 

The sign up for the Poughkeepsie Farm Project Tour is located in the library, and costs $5 per person.

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